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Policy support and briefs

The RHOMOLO regional model is designed for territorial impact assessment of policy options. Spatial interactions between regional economies are accounted for through trade flows, income flows, and factor mobility, making RHOMOLO well suited for simulating the effects of policies targeting human capital, transport infrastructure, and R&D and innovation.

Scientific policy support

Support to the European Investment Bank (EIB) 

Updated EFSI (Juncker Plan) results mentioned by President Juncker at the Euopean Parliament on 22.10.2019. See the Press Release available here, the Policy insight JRC118260, and the article published on the Journal of Regional Research.
Updated EFSI (Juncker Plan) results mentioned in the documents of the Commission's contribution to the informal EU27 leaders' meeting in Sibiu (Romania) on 9.5.2019.
European Commission (2018). Investment Plan for Europe: stock-taking and next steps. COM(2018) 771 final. Brussels, 22.11.2018. See the JRC Technical Report JRC113746 and the Policy insight JRC114088
European Commission (2018). Evaluation of the European Fund for Strategic Investments. SWD(2018) 316 final. Brussels, 6.6.2018. See the EIB-JRC joint report.

Support to DG EMPL

European Commission (2021). Evaluation of the 2014-2018 ESF support to employment and labour mobility, social inclusion and education and training. SWD(2021) 11 final. Brussels, 27.1.2021.

European Commission (2020). Evaluation of the ESF and YEI support to Youth Employment. SWD(2020) 216 final. Brussels, 24.9.2020.

ICF, Cambridge Econometrics, and Eurocentre (2020). Study supporting the 2020 evaluation of promoting social inclusion, combatting poverty and any discrimination by the ESF, for the European Commission, DG EMPL. KE-02-20-816-EN-N.

Ecorys and Ismeri Europa (2020). Study supporting the evaluation of ESF support to education and training, for the European Commission, DG EMPL. KE-02-20-647-EN-N.

Fondazione G. Brodolini, Metis GmbH, Applica, and Ockham IPS (2020). Study for the evaluation of ESF support to employment and labour mobility, for the European Commission, DG EMPL. KE-02-20-591-EN-N.

Metis GmbH, Fondazione G. Brodolini, Applica, and Ockham IPS (2020). Study for the evaluation of ESF support to Youth Employment, for the European Commission, DG EMPL. KE-02-20-389-EN-N.

European Commission (2018). Impact Assessment of the European Social Fund. SWD(2018) 289 final. Brussels, 30.5.2018. See the JRC Technical Report JRC113322 and the Policy insight JRC113328.

Support to DG REGIO

European Commission (2018). Impact Assessment of the European Regional Development Fund and the Cohesion Fund. SWD(2018) 282 final. Strasbourg, 29.5.2018.
European Commission (2017). 7th report on economic, social and territorial cohesion: My region, my Europe, our future. DG Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission, Brussels.
European Commission (2016). Ex post evaluation of the ERDF and Cohesion Fund 2007-2013. SWED(2016) 318 final. Brussels, 19.9.2016. See the JRC Technical Report JRC 114044 and the Policy insight JRC114185.

Support to DG ECFIN

European Commission (2020). Identifying Europe's recovery needs. SWD(2020) 98 final. Brussels, 27.5.2020. See the Policy insight JRC121261.

Support to DG GROW

European Commission (2019). Single Market performance report 2019. SWD(2019) 444 final. Brussels, 17.12.2019. See the Policy insight JRC118689.

Support to DG RTD

European Commission (2018). Impact Assessment of Horizon Europe. SWD(2018) 307 final. Brussels, 7.6.2018. See the JRC Technical Report JRC114347 and the Policy insight JRC115437.

Support to DG ENER

Alves Dias et al. (2018). EU coal regions: opportunities and challenges ahead. EUR 29292 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg. See the Policy Insight JRC 118641.

Policy briefs

Conte, A., Lecca, P., Sakkas, S., and Salotti, S. (2020). The territorial economic impact of COVID-19 in the EU. A RHOMOLO analysis. Territorial Development Insights Series, JRC121261, European Commission.

Mandras, G., Conte, A., and Salotti, S. (2020). An Input-Output sectorial analysis of North Macedonia. Territorial Development Insights Series, JRC119971, European Commission. See the 2020 article published on Economies.

Persyn, D., Díaz-Lanchas, J., Babero, J., Conte, A., and Salotti, S. (2020). A new dataset of distance and time related transport costs for EU regions. Territorial Development Insights Series, JRC119412, European Commission. See the 2020 article published on Transport Policy.

Christensen, M., Barbero, J., Rocchi, P., Conte, A., Marschinski, R., and Salotti, S. (2019). Economic modelling for the Single Market performance report 2019. Territorial Development Insights Series, JRC118689, European Commission.

Mandras, G., Conte, A., and Salotti, S. (2019). Coal regions in transition: the RHOMOLO-IO indirect jobs estimates. Territorial Development Insights Series, JRC118641, European Commission.

Christensen, M., Weiers, G., Conte, A., Wolski, M., and Salotti, S. (2019). The European Fund for Strategic Investments: the RHOMOLO-EIB 2019 update. JRC - EIB Territorial Development Insights Series, JRC118260, European Commission. See the the 2019 article published on the Journal of Regional Research.

Diukanova, O., Conte, A., and Salotti, S. (2019). An assessment of IPA public investment in R&I in Albania. Territorial Development Insights Series, JRC115438, European Commission.

Christensen, M., Conte, A., and Salotti, S. (2019). Horizon Europe: The RHOMOLO ex-ante assessment. Territorial Development Insights Series, JRC1154378, European Commission.

Diukanova, O., Mandras, G., Conte, A., and Salotti, S. (2018). R&I and Low-carbon investment in Apulia, Italy: The RHOMOLO assessment. Territorial Development Insights Series, JRC115019, European Commission.

Lecca, P., Persyn, D., Conte, A., and Salotti, S. (2018). Cohesion Policy 2007-2015: The RHOMOLO ex-post assessment. Territorial Development Insights Series, JRC114185, European Commission.

Christensen, M., Conte, A., Di Pietro, F., Lecca, P., Mandras, G., and Salotti, S. (2018). The third pillar of the Investment Plan for Europe: The RHOMOLO assessment. Territorial Development Insights Series, JRC114088, European Commission.

Sakkas, S., Conte, A., and Salotti, S. (2018). The impact of the European Social Fund: The RHOMOLO assessment. Territorial Development Insights Series, JRC113328, European Commission.